The Difference is in the Touch, 2010
25 x 14 x 10 inches
"The emergence of creativity is a manifestation of the interaction between that person and their environment. I am always inspired as I feel the interplay through this medium that unites touch, movement and ideas with the movement and emerging dynamics of the clay. It is this interplay between the person and environment that shapes an outcome that is creative and fluid.
In my recent work, I am creating a moment, glimpse in time; but I want the viewer to think past that moment. I reference familiar, literal and nostalgic objects to draw the viewer in close to trigger memory and reflection. This work documents current events and personal experiences. Using objects that hide messages, encoded information and personal data, I compose scenes that carry double meaning. Sometimes they convey humor but also outrage and hurt, exposing disparities that divide family and culture."
16 x 16 x 5 inches
Want to learn more about Paula's ceramic sculptures? Here is a blog post where she explains her attraction to creating in the Tromp-l’oeil style.